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Welcome to our October newsletter.

This month, we're delighted to share a guest blog from filmmaker and embedded artist Janine Finlay, 'Film production in the time of COVID'. We introduce another current collaborative project on which we're a partner, Clyde Rebuilt. And, we bring you Green Tease reflections from our early September event, 'Are we COPing?'

You'll also find below updated events and opportunities on the Noticeboard, and some excellent long reads in The Story.

Read on!

Our news

Janine Finlay, flimmaker

Guest blog: Film production in the time of COVID

In April of this year, just as the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed the world, filmmaker Janine Finlay embarked on a project as an embedded artist with the Decoupling Advisory Group, an independent expert forum established by Zero Waste Scotland. Not only did she need to learn quickly about decoupling, she also found herself embracing the opportunity to find a new modus operandi for her work.

Read 'Film production in the time of COVID'
Janine specialises in stories about science, the natural world, and its people. You can find out more about Janine's work on her website: Fin Films

Upcoming Green Tease

Understanding Climate Complexity: Science through Art
Wednesday 18th November 2-4pm online

This Green Tease event, organised with Blue-Action, assembles climate research scientists and arts practitioners to discuss and explore the role of the arts for developing understanding of complex science for the public. Includes a group workshop to brainstorm ideas for events, projects, techniques or art works that could bring about greater public connection and understanding.

Sign up on Eventbrite

Green Tease September reflections

Our early September Green Tease - Are we COPing? - organised in collaboration with Climate Art and game designer Matteo Menapace, brought together participants to play an online game, designed to provoke considerations around how to effectively engage with COP26 coming to Glasgow in November 2021.
Reflections on 'Are we COPing?'

Clyde Rebuilt launched

Creative Carbon Scotland is part of the team collaborating on Clyde Rebuilt, an innovative project to develop interconnected projects for adapting to climate change challenges affecting the Glasgow City Region.

The project, which was officially launched at the beginning of October, is part of EIT Climate-KIC’s “Resilient Regions”, a programme that aims to help representatives from affected regions in Europe come up with concrete and connected projects to prepare for, recover from, and adapt to the impacts of climate change. Clyde Rebuilt is co-funded by Climate Ready Clyde and EIT Climate-KIC, and we are working with Scottish sustainability charity, Sniffer and climate-change finance experts at Paul Watkiss Associates.

Read more about the Clyde Rebuilt project


Event: From 27th-30th October, ROCK EU is hosting 'Cultural Heritage Leading Urban Futures', a virtual conference for city officers, policy-makers, urban researchers, cultural actors and civic changemakers.

Opportunity: Instead of the usual VACMA Awards, this year there are a number of bursaries available to visual artists and craft makers recognising the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on creative practice.

Opportunity: Keep Scotland Beautiful have partnered with Screen Scotland through the Youth Climate Film Project to offer free film-making training for youth workers, so they can support young people to create short films that explore the climate emergency from a young person’s perspective. November training available.

Event: The Highland Climate Change Conference is on Monday 2nd November from 10am till 5pm, with four themes, one of which features a video presentation from Creative Carbon Scotland's culture/SHIFT team.

Opportunity: Applications for a three-month residency - A Vanished Sea (Without a Trace) - in Rye, East Sussex close on Sunday 8th November. Offered by Climate Art and Bridgepoint Rye, in collaboration with Sussex Wildlife Trust.

Visit the Creative Carbon Scotland website to see more
events and opportunities.

Don't forget you can submit your organisation's arts and sustainability news, events and opportunities directly to our website and for inclusion in our newsletter.
NEXT DEADLINE: 18th November 2020.

The Story

The Story is our place to share compelling stories combining arts, the climate crisis and, increasingly, COVID, from around the world. What have you seen that's sparked your interest?

See our newsletters back to July 2018 for more inspiring articles, videos and podcasts

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